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. nbc's gabe gutierrez is with us tonight from midland city, alabama. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. today ethan's mother broke her silence. in a written statement she said, i woke up this morning to the most beautiful sight, my sweet boy. i can't describe how incredible it is to hold him again. at the hospital today, there were no signs of the ordeal young ethan, seen here in earlier photos, has been through. >> he was running around the hospital room, putting sticky notes on everyone that was in there, eating a turkey sandwich, and watching spongebob. >> reporter: at the site of the standoff, federal bomb technicians are searching for possible explosives. as details emerge, we're learning the fbi operation to free ethan was calculated, meticulous, and daring. >> i thought that the fbi action yesterday was exemplary, and as i think more details are shared, you will understand why i use the word exemplary. >> reporter: we now know that five days into the standoff, while 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage underground, police say their daily negotiatio
-breaking storm for them. new york city's probably going to be in the 12 to 18-inch range. here in boston, we are under blizzard warnings now. blizzard conditions expected with the prolonged time of wind and heavy snow. the snow is really picking up in boston right now. the radar showing it's all snow. temperatures there below freezing and the timing is such that the snow will continue to pick up over the next few hours. by nightfall, probably two to four inches of snow. blizzard conditions this evening. probably 25 to 40 hello mile-her hof sustained winds and through the night and even rising to 35 to 60-mile-per-hour range. 12 to 18 inches more falling and then tomorrow morning beginning to see it taper off and additional five inches could fall and blizzard conditions for a while longer, perhaps even after the snow tapers off and visibility will be very low. we'll continue to watch all of new england, as well as new york city, which is under that blizzard threat, as well. you're under a blizzard warning from new york northward and out toward long island and seeing the possibility of gusty w
. indra petersons reporting live from boston this morning. now to new york city where wind gusts of 50 miles per hour could cut power to thousands. foot of snow and coastal flooding also predicted. this blizzard on the exact same path as superstorm sandy, that could mean more misery for people still trying to recover from that storm. alison kosik is at columbus circle in manhattan. what is new york doing to prepare? >> reporter: right now we certainly are feeling a nice steady flow of snow coming down and not really sticking except for one or two snowballs we're making on the side here. you look out here, everybody's going to work as usual just like a normal bad weather day. everybody knows what's coming later and that's the tricky point. new york city mayor michael bloomberg is concerned about the cleanup because the storm is expected to really hit around rush hour when everybody's trying to get home, that could make it difficult for those salt spreaders and those plows to get through the streets but also extra trains are coming out for those who live on long island, the lirr is addin
involving a bus and a pedestrian. a 72-year-old died after being struck on saturday afternoon in daly city in the crosswalk when the back end of the bus hit her. the driver has taken standard alcohol tests and drug tests and is on leave during the investigation. >> in mill valley a search is underway for two man who shot at a security guard after stealing beer from a grocery store yesterday morning at 3:00 a.m. the thieves fired four or five shots at the guard and got away in a gold minivan with license plate on your screen, 4dwzy. >> two san francisco police officers are recovering from injuries they suffered trying to break up a number of fights in north beach. it happened yesterday morning on broadway suffering minor injuries and treated at a local hospital. two people have been arrested for assaulting the officers. >> a group of nudists face charges after revealing protests in the castro district and a few dozen protested the law at castro and market yesterday and targeted supervisor the scott who wrote the antinudity law and represents the castro of city hall. ed nudist feels this vio
. >> stay off the city streets. >> if you don't have to drive, please remain home. >> the rate of snowfall and reduced visibility during the evening rush hour in particular, will make safe travel nearly impossible. >> in fact, governor patrick of massachusetts has banned all traffic from the roads as of three hours ago. this video from before that order took effect is believed to be the first statewide driving ban since 1978. break it, and you risk a $500 fine. trains are not much of an option in the heavily traveled northeast either. amtrak suspending much of its northeast rail service today. and if you are trying to fly, two or from anywhere in this region, as new yorkers would say forgeta about it. airlines have canceled thousands of flights for today and tomorrow. here is what it looks like right now right around the corner in times square, new york. we are in a bit of a lull right now as predicted. they are expecting it to hit full force about an hour from now. after that first alert forecasters say we could see one to two inches of snow per hour all night long. other areas could see
in turkey are questioning 15 people in a death of a new york city mother whose body was found saturday in istanbul. she'd been vacationing in turkey. police say she was killed by an injury to the head. >>> in cuba, the public people got a closeup look at retired leader fidel castro. their first since 2010 as castry voted at a -- castro voted at a polling place in havana. >>> john kerry had a busy weekend talking to the leaders of israel, turkey, and japan. >>> the funeral of ed koch will be held today. he died at age 88. >>> a star in the all-american girls professional baseball league in the 1940s has died at the age of 88. she was an inspiration for the movie "a league of their own," and model played by the character played by geena davis. >>> the biggest tv spectacle of the year had all the drama of a great halftime show, brother versus brother, and super ads. did the 34-minute power outage hurt in the ratings? the audience numbers will be out later. a story worth keeping an eye on. >>> one company that took advantage of the power outage was nabisco. their oreo cookie tweeam tweete
what happened in russia. a meteor the size of a city bus streaked across the sky over the you'll mounts. nasa reporting it appeared brighter than the sun. traveling at around 40,000 miles an hour, fast enough that if you were to hitch a ride, it would get from you new york to l.a. in four minutes time flat. early estimates were it weighed ten tons. nasa says now more like 7,000. it ripped through the air like a blade through fabric triggering sonic booms and an immense shock wave when it exploded. when it shattered miles above the earth, we're told it released 20 times the energy, more powerful than the hiroshimo bomb in japan. it was powerful enough to knock down doors and shatter windows across one city. officials say more than 1,000 people went for medical treatment. flying glass blamed for most of those injuries. one witness saying when older women in the neighborhood spotted it, they started screaming that the world was ending. and just about everybody seemed a little freaked out. >> it was very confusing because the building was shaking a little bit, so initially i thought it was
residents will be able to turn in their guns for cash today. the cities of menlo park, palo alto and east palo alto will hold a gun buy back. the event is from ten to two and all weapons will be accepted anonymously. >>> anti violence groups will also hold a rally in conjunction with that. it's at 11:00. jackie spear will be among a number of speakers. >>> today's events come a day after a day of action to end gun violence. dozens of people part paided in a vigil to remember victims of gun violence. that event was part of a national movement to pressure congress for action on new gun control laws. >> new this morning in his weekly address the president said congress must act now before automatic budget cuts kick in on march first. >> once the cuts take effect, thousands of teachers will be laid off and tens of thousands of parent also have to rush to find child care for their kids. >> the president accuses republicans of failing to meet him halfway. he is calling for tax reform and moderate spending cuts. gop leaders say spending must be pulled into prevent a larger deficit. the presid
learned that former new york city mayor ed koch has died at the age of 8. a spokesman says he died of congestive heart failure. the outspoken mayor known for his trademark phrase "how am i doing" served from 1978 to 1989 and was credited with lifting new york out of a crushing economic crisis that became the envy of other big u.s. cities. current new york city mayor michael bloomberg spoke about the mayor. he has ordered flags to fly at half staff. we'll have more on the man who once said he wanted to be mayor for life later this hour. ♪ these are... [ male announcer ] marie callender's puts everything you've grown to love about sunday dinner into each of her pot pies. tender white meat chicken and vegetables in a crust made from scratch. marie callender's. it's time to savor. [ male announcer ] finally mom's oven baked taste... straight from the microwave. like oven roasted chicken in a creamy alfredo sauce. marie callender's new comfort bakes. it's time to savor. if we took the nissan altima and reimagined nearly everything in it? gave it greater horsepower and class-leading 38
, all straight ahead. >>> plus, president obama takes his gun control message to the twin cities today as michael bloomberg sticks to the nra with a powerful ad. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage held hostage in alabama heads into the fifth day. >>> leon panetta said his catholic religion had an impact on his life and death decisions. >>> and rumors of muhammad ali's death are premature. we'll explain. death are premature. we'll explain. "early today" starts right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good monday morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california. a bus carrying a tour group from tijuana collided with two other vehicles on the highway west of los angeles killing eight and injuring more. authorities say the driver reported brake problems as the bus came down the mountain. it rear-ended a car before flipping and hitting a pickup truck that was hauling a trailer. passengers described the scene. >> starts to move so fast, and the people start screaming. >> two or three minutes swerving in and out? >> yeah
the city to watch the big game. over the at the "republic" in the marina. fans cheered the niners on to the *very last minute. hoping for a sixth super bowl victory. this is video of fans celebrating during the game. most niners fans were disappointed. others happy the team made it this far. >> it was a good game we were coming back the entire time but they kept coming in but not so good. >> id is depressing it is hard to handle them losing. but they have a great season a great comeback this season, and came up just a little short this time. it was a great game that is all we could really hope for. >> after the game. it was a quiet night in the marina. so far no arrests have been reported from that area of san francisco. >> however it was a slightly different story in the mission district. while the streets were much quieter than when the giants won the world series. lot of people out in the streets setting off fireworks. as you see here. this is video taken on harrison street near 24th street. you can see people setting off fireworks from the sidewalk. and the middle of the stree
pure albums. >> reporter: the sound city studio in la was a musical mecca from 1969 until it closed in 2011. so to memorialize and celebrate the music created there, groll has recorded an all star tribute record with artists like stevie nix and paul mccartney. all to honor the studio where nirvana created their album never mind. a place stevie nix credits with giving birth to fleetwood mac. >> i spent a lot of time at sound city, so that really, had it not been for that, there wouldn't have been a fleetwood mac. >> reporter: where dozens of other stars recorded their songs. >> seeing those platinum records on the wall -- >> tom petty. >> neil young. >> reporter: it was that con thaekz led these stars to appear in the documentary. >> stevie nicks, neil young, tom petty. these are people i don't hang out with every day. i would send them anmail and sahi, my name is dave. i'm making a movie. everybody wanted to be in the studio represented.at that rorter: despite it's grand history, even at its peak stars like rick springfield knew sound city was not a glamorous space. >> we thought th
there with the the snow blowers and shovels clearing it for the guests. but a lot of the city sidewalks have not been touched. a couple right here behind me walking in the street. the streets have become the sidewalks. obviously people who have pets have to come outside to let their pets do what they need to do. and the street's the best place to do it. we are starting to see some traffic. and i believe that's interstate 95 over here to my left. i am seeing cars and trucks passing down through the interstate. but keep in mind that it's going to be awhile. i don't know if governor chaffey is going to open the roadways back up today. again the priority is to get the roadways cleared. it's going to be tougher for crews to do that if people decide let's go out and take a look and see how bad things are. they want you to stay home. give them a day. and then maybe tomorrow things are going to be a little bit better. >> stay home. watch it on tv. you can get out perhaps better tomorrow. ron mott thanks for the report. >>> let's go to another area buried under deep snow. that's connecticut. we have nbc's ron
's very unusual to see a forecast like this. >> new york city going to see 12 to 18 inches. more like a foot of snowfall expected for new york city. with places like new york, you're under blizzard warnings out towards long island and northward. we will see, we think, blizzard conditions as those winds really begin to kick up. especially tonight. maybe 40, 50 miles per hour to blow that snow around and limit your visibility down below a quarter of a mile for a long period of time. you're in the rain right now. mixed with sleet. it is snow toward the north and cooler air settling in, it is all going to turn to snowfall. we've given this a nine out of ten. that means we're going to find very widespread impacts here to the city. a mixture of snow and rain here today. probably those winds up to around 20 to 30 miles per hour. then tonight it really gets going. the snow will be on the increase with eight to 12 inches falling. blizzard conditions will prevail as those winds kick up, and those blizzard conditions lasting even into tomorrow as the snow tapers off will still see the wind blowi
. >> yeah, the number 104 train broke down in south city. so passengers are using train 206. they've combined service. if you take train 206 southbound you'll be delayed. there are delays on the system because of that broken-down train in south city. let's take a look at some live pictures. 101 san francisco. that traffic is moving along relatively well with no major problems. if you are driving on the westbound bay bridge, 25-minute delay at the toll plaza. if you are driving on 80, the traffic is a little bit slow in this hairia, but the crash is already off to the right shoulder. let's go to steve. >>> thank you, sal. a very good morning. look at this. sunrise over the city. we have some low clouds. higher clouds and a little bit of rain tell last night. sprinkles -- fell last night. sprinkles up in mendocino county stand lake county. let's week it looks like we'll get some rain in here. no, really. it really does. today we start off very mild on the lows. the low clouds and higher clouds keeping lows in the 40s near 50. partly cloudy, partly sunny here in the morning and then
, the storm center itself is in the vicinity of cape cod and from connecticut to long island. new york city is on the west edge of the most activity as far as snow is concerned and connecticut has the highest measurements right now with two feet of snow and as you can see on the radar, still blustering. >> as john was mentioning, the snow doesn't look like it wants to move out very fast. it has the potential to be a record-breaker. >> this morning 600 businesses and homes without power, the errant is closed. thousands of flights are grounded. james gray has more. >> the amount of snow across the northeast. in some areas including boston, accumulations could reach three feet or more. some of that snow pushed by winds of up to 75 miles an hour. a brutal combination creating dangerous blizzard conditions. the storm has literally stopped most of new england in its tracks. more than 1,800 cancellations at area airports and 4700 flights canceled nationwide. the governor of massachusetts today ordered all cars off the roadaway starting at 4:00 p.m. after this 19-car pileup in maine. scattered cars
some explosion that happened over the city and we'd just started collecting information, videos, images, news, press releases, translations and we started putting them together. >> so it's really like the power of social media in this case. >> absolutely. specifically drawing that media together making sure that it's legitimate. >> you did some checking on google i understand. you have a pretty good idea your website had this before some of the traditional news outlets, right? >> kind of a funny story i guess because we had our ear to the ground about the players and the social media dimension of it. the we beat the other wire services to the sorry -- we beat the other wire services to the story by about an hour. eventually you start worrying about the people themselves. >> who can blame you? thanks for getting this out there for us. >>> here's a little more on the astroid that buzzed by earth. it happened about 2:30 this afternoon. it was the closest fly-by ever for a rock of its size, 150 feet, but as astroids go, it was small. the one that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago
a waiting medivac helicopter. the trainee had been taking part in a city police academy training exercise. at the site of the old, now abandoned rosewood psychiatric hospital in owings mills. it's unclear what exactly happened. so far, investigators will only say the trainee was shot in the head, with live ammunition, by a city police training instructor. the news, outraging to the mayor. >> there's no acceptability -- acceptable situation for why live rounds were at a training exercise. and... i was so angry, i was almost speechless. >> reporter: the mayor visited the hospital tuesday and said she personally promised the trainee's family that the city would get to the bottom of what went wrong. >> reporter: immediately, the new city police commissioner, anthony batts shut down all police academy operations until a thorough investigation and review of all safety procedures can be completed. >> reporter: and wjz has learned several top commanders at the police academy have all been suspended as a result of this incident. >> one of the things that i wa
-arab feeling of the entire city. for many 49ers fans. >> hopeful about -- some of the---vibe... of the city. they are optimistic. am hoping that there will be another super bowl champs. (singing the national anthem) >> you're looking at the chorus from sandy hook elementary school performing a rendition of "america the beautiful" at sunday's super bowl. the 26 children were joined by singer jennifer hudson during the second verse. some players were on the verge of tears as they watched from the sidelines. fans offered a rousing ovation at the song's finish. as you may remember, sandy hook is the school where 20 children and six adults died when a gunman opened fire during a rampage in december. >> more news is on the way, but first, ravens coach john harbaugh talks about the win against his brother, jim. >> the way that the game played out 28-6 and the lights went out. i just knew with jim harbaugh of being on the other side that it is going to be a dogfight to the end. there is no greater competitor, breeder coached in the national football league or in the ball as far as i am concerned as
a cowardly m ambush. one seriously hurt, the other killed. >> the city mourns the deaths of monica quan, keith lawrence, and our brave riverside police officer. i also feel a great sadness for the injuries suffered by my officer, the second riverside officer, and the two uninvolved citizens in torrance. >> reporter: torrance was the location of yet another shooting this morning but not by dorner. the people inside this blue truck, similar in description to dorn ner's vehicle, were delivering morning newspapers, officers opened fire injuring the two inside, a sad case of mistaken identity. a city reacting to an enraged killer on the loose as he writes in his man guess skoe, i will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in lapd uniform whether on or off duty. isr is my strength and weakness. you will now live the life of the prey. >> i would tell him to turn himself in. this has gone far enough. nobody else needs to die. >> reporter: in san diego today, there was a brief report that he may be near naval base point loma. that base went on lockdown. this man huhunt is still
to grow up in an environment like this, in a tough neighborhood, in a tough city. and i think that that is exactly why he's not here right now. i think this conversation is going on longer than anticipated, and the white house really said this was his main focus while he was here at the school was to talk to these young men, martin. >> okay. thank you so much, john yang. let's go back to mark glaze. mark, i just want to make the point for our viewers that john yang was just making, and i want to mention a few reports of deaths attributable to gun violence in the last 24 hours. a man outside dallas was shot and killed early this morning. an arkansas woman was killed in her apartment hour later. and on valentine's day a teenager in north carolina was killed while playing around with a shotgun with her brother. it would be wrong of us just to look at today and think that chicago is unique in some way. this is a nationwide problem, isn't it? >> and the point that our mayors make all of the time is that the public pays a lot of attention when there's a mass shooting because it's so
. a blizzard taking aim right now at the entire northeast. major cities like boston, right here in new york, smash dab in its path. thousands of flights have already been canceled. good morning. welcome to "early start" this morning. i'm christine romans. john berman is off today. >> thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm zoraida sambolin. it is friday, february 8th. it is 5:00 a.m. here in the east. let's get started. millions of people bracing for what could be a blizzard for the ages. take a look at the monster storm that's about to bury boston and bring misery to millions in the northeast. forecasters are using words like epic, historic to describe this massive storm. you're looking at live pictures from new york now. the big apple is also preparing for dangerous winds and up to a foot of snow, perhaps even more. a lot of schools are doing early dismissal today. right now 23 million people are under a blizzard warning. cnn meteorologist chad myers says he can't remember seeing a number that high. air travel is already a mess. nearly 3,000 flights scheduled for today and tomorrow have alre
history, even at its peak stars like rick springfield knew sound city was not a glamorous space. >> we thought there were cockroaches in the wall. it was pretty filthy, that was part of the charm. >> reporter: ultimately the technology that made the studio special became out of date. >> when you came to work, it was a tape based studio. you knew what you were getting. >> reporter: the analog sound city became a casualty of a digital age. >> like many things, there's no bookstore, there's no music store, and there's no sound city. >> reporter: groll salvaged the recording console to use in his own studio, ultimately he says the moving and the album are a celebration of musical and perfection. >> you don't have to sing exactly on key. it's the emotion of being a passionate player. and it's those imperfections that give you personality as an artist. ultimately having an appreciation for what it sounds like to be a human being, that's what sound city represents. >> reporter: nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >> thanks for watching, everyone. news room international with michael holm
the way up to new england. this is coming as several cities in the region are still dealing with the snow from last weekend's blizzard. elizabeth prann is live in new haven, connecticut with that part of the story. what are they doing with all that snow? i see it's still piled up behind you. >> yeah, that snow basically has nowhere to go because just like you said, cities across connecticut were slammed by that blizzard. something up to three feet of snow. in new haven, i want to show you the solution. basically we're seeing dump trucks come to this location and just dump tons of snow. we heard from city officials that 860 million pounds of snow fell. that was only on the roadways in new haven. that's not including private homes and roof tops. officials report they have requested additional federal funding. the president already agreed to reimburse 75% of the first 48 hours after disaster. the states are asking for an additional 24 hours, saying these are simply extraordinary circumstances. arthel. >> i say extraordinary indeed. 860 million pounds. that's a lot of snow, i'll tell you. >>
and well here at 30 rock in new york city. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. the northeastern portion of the united states is still recovering from the devastation of sandy, and tonight the region is being hit by another powerful storm. the massive nor'easter could be one of the worst in history. well, you've got governors declaring states of emergency in new york, connecticut, and massachusetts, along with rhode island and maine. in boston, the city is the epicenter of two storms which could break boston's all-time snowstorm record of 27.6 inches. up and down the northeastern coast, between 1 and 3 feet of snow is expected to fall. forecasters warned of blizzard conditions including wind gusts of up to 75 miles per hour. this could cause widespread power outages this evening. the national guard was activated in states of connecticut, massachusetts, new york, of course to help with emergency management. the storm comes. ironically, almost 35 years to the day after the blizzard of 1978. the catastrophic snowfall and
to intensify through the evening here. salt and sand is being loaded into trucks in cities across the northeast. >> we have a 34,000 tons of salt over 600 pieces of equipment ready to be deployed throughout the storm. >> still, in boston and other areas where the snow is moving in, it may not be enough. in maine, 19 cars with part of a pile-up that started when a driver lost control on the ice. as conditions get worse, the governor of massachusetts has now closed roads across the entire state. >> i have now signed an executive order banning vehicle traffic effective at 4:00 today. >> air travel is also out. more than 3,000 flights have been canceled and that number is expected to grow along with accumulations of snow across the regionment snowplows, blowers and shovels are working overtime but can't -- it could threaten power lines. >> that's our biggest concern. this storm presents variables that could produce some pretty extraordinary winds. >> with the potential of being holed up inside for several days, families are making a last-minute dash to make sure they have what they need to get thro
. now, the city's top cop is making drastic changes. wjz is live at shock trauma. derek valcourt is there and has the latest from the police commissioner and the mayor. derek? >> well, that offer, so that trainee is now in critical condition here at shock trauma. what happened to him, police say, appears to have been a tragic accident. it is now the focus of a massive investigation. and it's having a major impact on the city's police academy. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13 over the scene, as medics rush a university of maryland police trainee in his 40s onto a waiting medivac helicopter. the trainee had been taking part in a city police academy training exercise at the site of the old, now abandoned rosewood psychiatric site in owings mills. it is unclear what happened. so far, investigators will only say the trainee was shot in the head by live ammunition by a city instructor. the news, outraging to the mayor. >> there is no acceptable explanation for why live rounds were at a training exercise. and -- i was so angry, i was almost speechless.
security and emergency management agency. she was a point person that the city was on alert. >> certainly we want to make sure folks get home safely. >> reporter: to find the crime, you have to go back to the first inauguration of president obama. it was an inaugural event organized by former council member harry harry thomas jr., who's now in jail for stealing money meant for kids. >> today, i want to apologize to those i've let down, including my constituents. >> reporter: thomas organized an inaugural ball at the wilson building that was a flop. tickets did not sell and thomas needed $110,000 to pay for the ball. thomas told west the ball was meant for kids. prosecutors say west helped channel funds from a program meant to keep kids off drugs to help pay for the ball. meanwhile, after the hearing, us attorney ronald maychen issued a statement saying millicent west was by all accounts a dedicated public servant who was truly committed to the mission of serving young people in the district of columbia. unfortunately as we have seen too many times, she agreed to break the law to appease a
city we're now told the latest totals could be in the 14 inch range, boston is clearly the bulls eye of this northeast storm, but so many areas are going to feel it all around that and that city could get as much as three feet, we're being told right now. if you're planning to travel by air in the area on the map, you can pretty much forget it, folks. nearly 3800 flights have been canceled on the east coast, and the mayor of boston deploying work crews out in force, and virtually planning to shut the city down. they don't want anybody out on the roads. >> we have a 34,000 tons of salt over 600 pieces of equipment ready to be deployed throughout the storm. again, this is a storm of major proportion. stay off the roads. stay home. let the public works crews do their job the next 48 to 72 hours. >> so you hear that, and a live report coming up later in the hour from our fox extreme weather center which will give you the newest information and we will have an update coming in soon on the storm's path. and this is the other huge story right now, the desperate search for a suspected killer
in new york city, up to about a foot of snow. power has been knocked out to nearly 650,000 customers, most of them in massachusetts and rhode island, and more than 1,800 flights canceled so far, that on top of the 3,600 that never took off on friday in advance of the pieces of storm, erica. >> you can understand why this storm is giving snow plows, snow blowers and shovels a real run for their money. also adding to the wintry mess here on the ground, hurricane-force winds in some areas, creating blizzard conditions. out on long island, up to 100 cars stuck for hours, in what is normally a busy expressway. talk about the size of the storm. look at this. it really gives you a sense, as it spreads across the region. these are scenes from states, making its way up the east coast. all that you can make up from the eastern portion of the united states is the tip of florida there, lester. >> yes this is a massive one. coverage across the northeast this morning. reporters standing by in hartford and boston. let me show you what's going on in central park. in many ways, this belies the danger
? >> new york city, long island, northern new jersey, the battleground between rain and snow into the evening hours. that will cut the accumulation enough so this is not a devastating storm in new york city. once you get more or abuse, the population will see 15-25 inches of snow. these places will be shot from one-2 feet of snow. the wind gusts will approach hurricane force tonight. that will with the snow into mountainous drifts. this is part of the beginning of the worst of winter for the united states. right now we are basking in the warmth in the warm places. you will see a parade of storms from the carolinas to california. it will impact the country economically. four weeks ago i was saying this will turn around. dagen: i do want to ask you this. just yesterday i got multiple alerts via my cell phone from the national weather service with the blizzard warning. i got a phone call from the local police. i got a phone call from a local lawmaker. i got a phone call from the local power company. that was more than i heard about this storm. before hurricane sandy. frankly, it
. >> thanks, charlie. >>> now to kansas city missouri, where a natural gas explosion caused the inferno that devastated a downtown shopping district. police are searching for possible bodies in the rubble. affiliate kctv is at the scene in kansas city. >> reporter: the explosion rocked the upscale kansas city community just after 6:00 p.m. local time on tuesday. the towering blaze engulfed an entire block and injured over a dozen people some severely. just hours before the blast, many in the area had been complaining of a strong smell of gas. >> we finally called the gas company. they came out, they checked inside our building and said that we needed to evacuate. it wasn't two minutes when we were grabbing our stuff and the ex-motion hit and explosion hit and it hit you like a shock wave. >> reporter: it may have been triggered by a contractor hitting an underground gas line during construction. after one of the most popular restaurants of the city j.j.'s was destroyed by the flames kansas city's mayor is counting his blessings. >> i was there four or five times
into the murder of a new york city woman in turkey, 33-year-old woman reported missing two weeks ago vacationing lb in istanbul. her body was discovered this week near a wall. she had a head wound and was lying near a blanket. she may have been killed by someone else and then moved. according to local media reports 15 people are being questioned by turn irk police two days before she vanished. she was captured on this surveillance videotape near one of the main shopping centers. she leaves behind a husband and two sons. >> heather: we are getting new information on the tragic death of a legendary veteran, most lethal sniper in u.s. military history killed at a shooting at a texas gun range. chris kyle a navy seal that served in four tours in iraq. he and another man were gunned down by a former soldier who kyle was reportedly helping with post-traumatic stress disorder. eddie ray roth has been charged with two counts of murder. molly is live with more on this tragic story. >> chris kyle the u.s. military's most deadly sniper and another man were both killed at rough creek lodge 50 miles southwes
. the 46 year- old was a resident of central city, colorado is expected to be transferred to the sonoma county jail. police say he is response for three manfuresponsible for n found dead february 5th the cabin for the bill. investigators believe the men were waiting for someone was going to sell the marijuana when they were allegedly killed by cappello. >> the san francisco giants will join city officials today to make a major announcement regarding the mission rock project. the project would transform pier 48 along the embarcadero and to a manufacturing facility. the 24 a. project is currently being developed by the san francisco giants. >> it is one of the largest urban mixed use projects in the country. >> the project is backed by an enormous economic boost for the city by creating thousand jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars. we will be back with more on the kron 4 morning news for over 60,000 california foster children, nights can feel long and lonely. i miss my sister. i miss my old school. i miss my room. i don't want special treatment. i just wanna feel normal. to help, sle
in the middle of all it in a minute. connecticut was hit hardest with some cities getting more than three feet of snow. 650,000 customers across the region lost power. and they're right in the storm zone. that is straight ahead as we go there. >>> first lady michelle obama is back in chicago, not far from the obama family home. she's there for the funeral of 15-year-old heidial pendal done the student shot and killed in a chicago park just days after performing at the ez's inauguration. police are offering a $40,000 reward for information. >>> and near houston, texas, police say one person was injured at an explosion this morning at an industrial plant. the facility houses a mix of gases such as nitrogen and hydrogen. it started a fire that filled is the area with heavy smoke. >>> in los angeles is, police are back using helicopters to find the ex-cop they accuse of killing three people already. one of those who was shot dead a police officer. billboards are showing christopher dorner's face. he says he wants revenge on those he believes cost him his job. we'll show you exclusive video of dorn
is expected to face questions from senate republicans say about his tenure at city group during its downward spiral during the 2008 financial crisis. political analysts say the growing will make for a tougher confirmation hearing and then white house officials and initially anticipated. flu would succeed to indict the are aware this resigned last month. little is currently the white house chief of staff. senators have expressed criticism of the $1 million bonus lu received shortly before see group got a $300 billion federal guarantee to take are the bank's elite mortgage-backed securities. and the report and the national hurricane center says super storm sandy was a deadly is hurricane to hit the northeast 40 years and the second most costly in the nation's history. the agency directly attribute 72 death and the u.s. from sandy at least 87 more deaths indirectly from causes like hypothermia do the power outages and taxes during cleanup efforts. the super storm also caused an estimated $50 billion in damage, the greater than any u.s. hurricane outside of katrina. >> good morning is 7:14 a.m.
in midland city, the community came together for an early birthday celebration. ethan turned 6 on wednesday. kurt gregory, nbc news. >>> democrats on a retreat in maryland will get a visit from the president as he rallied support for his second term budget including automatic spending that kicks in march 1st. tracie potts has reaction from republicans. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. president obama is telling congress they got $85 billion in automatic cuts coming at the end of this month, they should work on a temporary fix while they're working on a permanent budget. but republicans say the focus really needs to be on even deeper spending cuts. and we also have a new forecast from the nonpartisan congressional budget office. they're saying that unemployment may remain high through 2014 and drop after that. but that we're looking at the smallest budget deficit since president obama has been in office, well under $1 trillion at $845 billion. and they say federal revenue, going up 25% in part because of that fiscal cliff deal. >>> well, a major decision expected from the b
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